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Quotation by Denis Diderot
Man was born to live with his fellow human beings. Separate him, isolate him, his character will go bad, a thousand ridiculous affects will invade his heart, extravagant thoughts will germinate in his brain, like thorns in an uncultivated land.
Denis Diderot (1713–1784), French philosopher, encyclopedist, dramatist, novelist, art critic. Suzanne Simon, in The Nun (La Religieuse) (1796), p. 153, Paris, Garnier Flammarion (1968).
Suzanne Simon is the narrator and heroine of the novel.
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